Rebecca Rose is the conservation liaison for the Ohio Wildlife Center.  She joined the OWC team in 2019 after retiring from the Columbus Zoo where she served as the Zoo’s field conservation officer.

Throughout her career, Rebecca has been dedicated to grassroots conservation initiatives, and currently serves on the board of directors for the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA), Friends of Bonobos (supporting the world’s only sanctuary for the endangered bonobo) and the Center for Conservation Peacebuilding based in Washington, D.C.  She is a founding member and serves on the steering committee for the Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation conference, an international meeting launched at the Columbus Zoo in 1995.  Rebecca is a presenter and organizer for the local initiative, Finding Your Voice (FYV), a biennial meeting hosted by Otterbein University.  FYV aims to provide practical information and inspiration to young people interested in careers in wildlife conservation.  Rebecca recently completed the Climate Reality Project 8-day training with former Vice President Al Gore, and is certified to present on the topic of climate change.

Rebecca has traveled throughout the United States, Central and South America, Southeast Asia and Africa, in support of wildlife conservation initiatives.